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jeter2girl21 
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05-13-14 09:55 PM - Post#4109558    

I'm taking the plunge back into paper scrapping. I have a job sitting at a desk for 8+ hours a day... between calls I can do anything I want. As we're not allowed to bring personal electronics, my digi scrapping is out & I've found the end of the internet so I think I'm going to dust off my old crop in style case, load it up and get some pages done.

Here's the problem... I've been away from paper scrapping for a looooong time. (We're talking I've been digi scrapping for almost 6+ years now.) I've gotten rid of most of my stuff so I'm starting fresh. It's a whole new scrapping world out there... so what are some things that I neeeeeed to have.

 
RedSquirrel 
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05-14-14 01:45 AM - Post#4109572    
    In response to jeter2girl21

I thought you were working with children? When did that change? And can I come work with you?

LOL Enablers, here we come! It sounds to me as if you need light-weight, small, quiet, transportable kit, right?

My trimmer is a Cutterpede rotary. It's light-weight and portable because it folds up almost flat to about 6"x14". You can get interchangeable blades (straight, scoring, perforating, wavy, scalloped, deckled) that slide off for transporting.

My favourite adhesive is the ATG - it's big but light-weight, quick to use and cheaper than tape runners. Of course you may prefer tape runners if you're limited on space and weight.

The Crop-o-dile is a silent 2-size hole puncher and eyelet setter. It's quite heavy, but better in an office environment than a hammer!

Punches have also come a long way. EK Success do a range that clip closed for travelling and neat storage.

Get an artist's putty eraser instead of a regular school one - they don't leave shavings, and they last forever. Mine doubles as a tacky thing for picking up eyelets, brads and alphas, and getting die cuts out of little dies, and for picking up tiny scraps of paper. You just stretch it and the bits fall off.

Check out Tim Holtz's water-based Distress inks. They can be used for stamping, inking edges, shading with sponges, water-colour painting. No smell, washable. A bit addictive! They do markers too.

Oh and on the subject of markers - Copic markers (or the cheaper Promarkers, and there are others) are alcohol inks that blend deliciously. Superb for colouring in stamped images and altering brads, glass, epoxy, colouring over white acrylic paint. Again: no smell, addictive, but not washable.

I'm going to stop there! Any use?

 
boysmom 
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05-14-14 06:48 AM - Post#4109620    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I would suggest a nice paper collection with alphabet stickers and matching embellishments. That way you can make matching pages without bringing too many items. Or find a kit club that you like and purchase a matching kit.

 
jeter2girl21 
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05-14-14 04:26 PM - Post#4109708    
    In response to RedSquirrel

  • RedSquirrel Said:
I thought you were working with children? When did that change? And can I come work with you?

I'm going to stop there! Any use?



I still work with kids @ the SPED preschool during the day (for 3 more school days then we're out for summer )
I have a second job captioning phone calls for the deaf and those with hearing loss. Basically we listen to other peoples phone calls all night. It's not as fun or interesting as it sounds
Lots of help... I'm checking into those inks


 
jennyculver1 
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05-15-14 04:11 PM - Post#4109894    
    In response to jeter2girl21

Ahh the great wonders of buttons, I would go to Tuesday Morning or even Walmart they have these little jars of buttons of matching colors. I have one with pastel colors and one that is antique colors. They are small and can slid into a little area. Nice thing about those they have lids too. Something like these http://www.walmart.com/ip/Button-Bargain-******* orted-... but way cheaper if you go into the store. And don't have to by a storage unit for the,. Or even a bag-of-buttons. That seal up are really nice. Those have tons of different colors as well.

Ribbon http://www.michaels.com/american-crafts-primi o-gro... these preset bags work. Cause you get a few different colors in it. And a pretty good price. I got one, and use them ALL the time.

Or can do a kit of mix of flowers and buttons. http://www.joann.com/making-memories-bloss om-and-b...

For brads..you can get a few little containers for the pages you have in mind. Those stake easy too. From Micheals or Joanns. The brad tool is lite weight as well.

For the tools....(I put my most used tools like pens, scissors, my glue pen http://www.michaels.com/ek-success-2-way-sque eze-a... or this one its a Martha Swetert and never used it before and a little cheaper then the one I use http://www.michaels.com/martha-stewart-crafts -glue... my restickable glue stick (i can not find the link for this on either website for Joanns or Micheals. It is a scotch product) in a little mason jar). For your paper, stickers and such the storage for those (the clear ones with lids) From Joanns are nice. http://www.joann.com/iris-scrapbook-case/8 300485.h...

I use tape runners cause they store easy as well.

Paper Walmart has tons of packs of paper for a great cheap price. They are not as thick as what you would find at Joanns or Michales. They have fun little packs at Walmart.

A must have is googlie eyes...if you have a Cricut or anything fun you wanna add them too.

Well I hope the links I posted help out as to what I use.

 
jeter2girl21 
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05-15-14 08:02 PM - Post#4109944    
    In response to jennyculver1

thanks guys

 
FloridaScrapper 
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05-21-14 04:47 AM - Post#4110452    
    In response to jeter2girl21

making cards is a great small scale way of scrapping....christmas or a variation of cards...

 
jeter2girl21 
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05-21-14 04:44 PM - Post#4110508    
    In response to FloridaScrapper

I am a horrible card maker for some reason I can't get the balance to transistion from a layout to a card. Maybe I'll give it another try

 
boysmom 
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05-22-14 06:08 AM - Post#4110562    
    In response to jeter2girl21

Try using card sketches like the ones at pagemaps

 
buttonscrapper 
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05-22-14 12:51 PM - Post#4110634    
    In response to boysmom

Sketches, for cards or LOs, are a great inspiration!!

 
jeter2girl21 
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05-22-14 01:13 PM - Post#4110644    
    In response to buttonscrapper

It would be a good way to use scraps... Which I most definitely need

 
jennyculver1 
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05-22-14 03:47 PM - Post#4110670    
    In response to jeter2girl21

I have a nice size scrap collection that I use for my cards its nice so you are not wasting whole pages.



 
GwynnAsbury 
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06-03-14 04:21 PM - Post#4112148    
    In response to jennyculver1

ENAMEL DOTS. GET A TON.

 
jeter2girl21 
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06-03-14 09:27 PM - Post#4112188    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

  • GwynnAsbury Said:
ENAMEL DOTS. GET A TON.



Ooooh... haven't tried those yet

 
RedSquirrel 
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06-04-14 01:25 AM - Post#4112194    
    In response to jeter2girl21

Neither have I. That's one for the list. I wonder whether they've made it across the pond yet.

 
GwynnAsbury 
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06-04-14 10:23 AM - Post#4112238    
    In response to RedSquirrel

They're pretty amazing, and have resulted in me also using up all my pearls as well!

 
jeter2girl21 
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06-04-14 04:37 PM - Post#4112250    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

  • GwynnAsbury Said:
They're pretty amazing, and have resulted in me also using up all my pearls as well!


I DO have some pearls they jumped into my cart my first foray back into the LSS.

 
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